Are you looking for an exciting Kenya Gorilla Trekking Safari? Unfortunately there are no gorillas in Kenya or Tanzania. These shy gentle giants can only be seen on a visit to Uganda and Rwanda. So this 5 days Bwindi gorilla and chimpanzee tracking in Uganda safari is your Ultimate leisure excursion to Uganda’s legendary Bwindi Impenetrable National Park home to over a half of the world’s population of the mountain Gorillas.
Your 5 days Bwindi Impenetrable National Park – Kibale National Park Uganda gorilla tours safari package is specially arranged for the passionate primate lover. This safari takes you to Bwindi – the home of more than half of the world’s population of mountain gorillas, and to Kibale National Park – a habitat to 13 primate species and over 1000 individual chimpanzees.
Your 3 days Bwindi gorilla tracking Uganda safari starts with an English-speaking driver who doubles as your guide picking you from a suitable location within Kampala. You will then embark on your gorilla trekking Uganda excursion – your memorable safari expedition spent in the primitive African wild.
Your first stop will be at the equator in Kayabwe, about 72km from Kampala city. While at the equator, you will have a chance to see the imaginary line that divides the world into two equal halves. You will then arrive at Buhoma, one of the four main gorilla trekking regions in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, in the early evening.
The second day of your Bwindi gorilla tracking Uganda safari starts with a very early breakfast before you head out to the park headquarters at around 7:00am. You will be briefed about the ‘dos’ and ‘don’ts’ while on a gorilla trekking excursion.
You will then hit the trails with a team of professional guides and trackers. A typical gorilla trekking excursion lasts between 2 – 8 hours. Hiking through the beaten trails in search of the potent giants is exerting but greatly rewarding.
Once you encounter a gorilla family, you will spend an hour observing its members; how the domineering male silverback (head of the family) displays his authority and ability. Besides the males, you will also see the caring mothers tending to their little ones; feeding some, rubbing a few, carrying others and keeping a watchful eye on those playing in the trees. You will be allowed to take photos of the experience.
On the third day of your Uganda gorilla tours safari, you will have breakfast and transfer to Kibale National Park at around 8:00am. Once you arrive at the park, you will check in at your choice lodging, have lunch and unwind before heading out to the Ndali – Kasenda crater lakes region.
The region is a mass of lakes formed from ancient volcanic activity dating back to over 1000 years. The region offers you a scenic view of the rolling hills, the rugged landscape and thick greenery covering the surrounding areas.
Your Kibale National Park chimpanzee trekking tour will begin with an early breakfast before heading out to Kanyanchu Visitor Center for a briefing from the park authorities after which you will be allocated a chimp community to track. Chimpanzees live in large communities of about 100 individuals, and a typical tracking experience lasts between 2-6 hours.
You will have the opportunity to watch the chimps go about their daily routine; feeding, patrolling, hunting, copulating, as well as playing and breastfeeding for the little ones. After your chimpanzee tracking experience, you will go for a guided nature walk in Bigodi wetland sanctuary in the late afternoon. The swamp is a habitat to over 200 bird species, and a variety of primate and mammal species.
On the last day of your Uganda gorilla tours safari, you will have breakfast and embark on your journey back to Kampala.